Why Hello There!

I created this site in part to consolidate my previous cake blog ‘cakengineer.blogspot.com’ with an addition of a party/lifestyle blog all in one awesome place!   I have also found myself writing blog posts in my head for all the DIY home updates that have been happening around my house and thought this was a good time to incorporate those as well!

I am an Engineer by day utilizing my left side brain in logical thought, problem solving, and reasoning, however, I love to pack my evenings and weekends full of creative and crafty projects to provide an outlet for all my right side brain tendencies. I don’t think that most people are either one or the other; I think that to be a good problem solver you have to be a little creative, and my logical math skills help me with creating patterns for my craft projects. 

I met my husband (also an engineer) in university, and I largely have him to thank, during frequent study breaks, for my current taste in pop culture. He introduced me to Dr. Who and got me to come around onto the Star Trek bandwagon, I explained the Harry Potter movies to him, since he didn’t read the books past 4, and we are both fans of the resurgence of superheroes in mainstream media (why hello there Arrow and Flash, yes I will binge watch you for an entire weekend!), Indiana Jones (we actually ‘named the dog Indiana’) and of course Star Wars! Admittedly my Husband knows way more about the Star Wars universe and had a lot of the memorabilia growing up, but we have added to our self-admitted ‘nerd’ the collection at our house. Where other people hand art, we hand lightsabers and Marauders maps. Needless to say, we spend our money like grown-ups!

I think that’s most of what you need to know about me, now a little bit about this site, specifically the DIY Home section. I love pinterest. Not like, ‘oh ya I’ve heard of it and pin a few things’ I LOVE it. I am constantly pinning and finding new DIY ideas, or parts of ideas that, usually at three in the morning, turn into great ideas. Or anything I find particularly hilarious, which is most things, im a cheap laugh, pretty clothes or great gift ideas. SO. When my husband (lets call him ‘the Mr.’) mentioned that we should re-do our basement I tool that and RAN with it. Now, the only problem with pinterest projects is that lots of the cool stuff/supplies are sources in the US. Which is awesome… if you live in the US. We live in the great white North, Canada and love everything about it, except that sometimes it can be hard to get your hands on a particular supply/item that a) is sold at an American hardware store like Menards, or b) doesn’t ship to Canada or my favorite c) doesn’t ship overseas from the states, which on first glance makes you think, “sweet we live in Canada, no sea between Canada and the USA!”, until you realize that there is apparently an invisible sea there and they still don’t ship to Canada. So I will try very hard in my DIY’s to tell you where I got everything and where its available in Canada! Either in stores or shipped with via air, ground, bus or dog sled.

Alright, considering I thought this would be very hard and awkward to write, I managed to come up with a ton of info about me and the mr! Hope you enjoy this brand spanking new site, let me know in the comments if there is anything else you would like to see here, or just to say hi!

As mentioned, I am an engineer, and not one of the ones that happens to be good at grammar or spelling, please be patient with my overuse of commas, (I love them; commas on all the things!) or spelling mistakes!

Thanks all!